Category Archives: Your Stories

“I’m Graduating/I Graduated Because…”

The Graduates/Los Graduados offers a first-hand perspective of the challenges facing many Latino high school students. While you’ll be hearing from the six students in the film itself (which premieres on PBS Monday, October 28 and concludes November 4), we … Continue reading

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What’s YOUR Superpower?

We’re all Wonder Women (or Men) inside, each with our own superpower. But sometimes, we daydream about being more than just a super-dad, super-banjo-strummer, or super-feminist. We want to levitate! Get the bad guys! Or maybe just become invisible to … Continue reading

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A Cherished Last Letter of Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr.

Journalist Bonnie Boswell has many fond memories of her uncle Whitney Young, Jr., a pivotal behind-the-scenes player in the civil rights movement. In fact, he’s the subject of her upcoming documentary, The Powerbroker: Whitney Young’s Fight for Civil Rights. (Independent … Continue reading

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Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Special Using Social Media

Television is no longer a one-to-many medium, and we need you to be a part of the Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide experience. To do it, select any of our activities going on this week … Continue reading

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Be a Part of Our Half the Sky Event on Social Media

Only 34 days until Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide premieres on Independent Lens October 1 & 2, 2012 at 9 PM on PBS. Mark your calendar, set your DVR, tell your friends, plan a watching … Continue reading

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Attention Teachers: Help Us Make Better Classroom Resources for You

Attention educators! One of our most important projects here at Independent Lens HQ is Community Classroom, an innovative and free resource for teachers, offering short-form film modules adapted from our award-winning documentaries along with standards-based lesson plans for high schools and community … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Stories: Going for Miles

The premiere of  You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is tonight, March 29 (check local listings). This week, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Today we bring you a story from our … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Stories: Hello, Goodbye

The premiere of  You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is this Thursday, March 29 (check local listings). This week, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Today we bring you a story … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Stories: Waltz with My Mother, by Jonatha Brooke

The premiere of You’re Looking at Me Like I Live Here and I Don’t is this Thursday, March 29 (check local listings). Beginning today, we’re presenting stories about Alzheimer’s from our staff, friends, and viewers. Singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke cared for … Continue reading

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